Lakshmi Manchu & Adi survive a close call

Aadhi Pinisetty and Lakshmi Manchu are paired together in their forthcoming film Gundello Godaari, almost got drowned when shooting for the movie in East Godavari district. The incident happened when the two were filming for a flood scene in the movie when they suddenly got dragged towards the river. Lakshmi Manchu is producing as well as playing the female lead for the first time in this bilingual movie titled as Marenthein Mannithen in Tamil. Tapsee Pannu and Sandeep Kishan are also acting in this multi starrer. Lately the shooting was going on at river banks of Godavari in Chinchinada village, a little 21-acre-hamlet that houses 171 huts. The film is a love story set in the backdrop of the 1986 floods. Gundello Godaari unit was shooting the floods sequences with around 250 artists and with about 20-cameras set-up. A scene was planned to be shot around 12:45 in the night, water from reservoir was about to be released for a flood scene to be shot on Lakshmi Manchu and Aadhi Pinisetti. The unit was ready to raise six gates for this flood scene, when director called for the shot and gates were lifted, the duo was dragged deep into the water. They were safely brought out as local fishermen reacted sharply.